I picked my first ripe tomato today, an heirloom variety named Dad's Sunset. It's gorgeous. I can't wait to eat it. I'm surprised that I have one already...most of my plants are nowhere near producing maters.
Don't forget to enter my giveaway! Only 2 days left!
The pattern is Bayard from Brooklyn Tweed. First time using Loft yarn. I like the way it knitted up, but wouldn't say I'm a big fan of the yarn in general. The dark brown especially was very wispy and pulled apart easily. That's frustrating to someone who likes to pull their stitches tight so they don't have ladders! I like the pattern though, and have lots of other yarns I can make more hats with.
Have you entered my giveaway yet? You could be the proud owner of a hand knit hat.
Of course, you're not expected to wear it on 104 degree days!
This is my 600th blog post! A lofty milestone that I never thought I'd ever hit. Not because I'm not wordy (ahem), but because I'm lazy and blog in my head all the time and never actually get around to putting it down.
So...I'm going to host a giveaway!
I will hand knit something for one lucky commenter, in your choice of color. It may be a hat. It may be gloves. It may be socks. It may be a scarf. It will be made just for you*. Because I like you.
All you have to do to win is leave a comment on this post. I will choose a winner Monday July 23rd.
And now, some random things making me happy:
This fabric will become pillows in the near future.
This is how much I've been drinking lately. I'm awesome.
Having lunch with good friends. And two handed drinks.
9 beans. The whole sum of my first harvest.
I put my hair in a ponytail today! I know you're jealous of how hot I am.
Photo updates of my son on his VA beach adventure.
So there you have it! 600. wow.
*If you have big feet, I promise you it won't be socks :)
One of the items on my summer manifesto was to knit 5 pair of socks. Well, I just finished pair #4 and have started pair #5.
I may even get a few more pair knitted. Awesome. It feels so good to use up some of the sock yarn that I've been hoarding saving up for a special occasion. I've barely made a dent in my stash, but I am well on my way. So happy to see the yarns knit up.
*as dubbed by my pal Erica, who is a knitting superstar in her own right.
Wow, I am so far behind in posting these. Here is week 21
Left side: lots of oldies but goodies here! 7 Gypsies stickers, A CZ template, a label from who knows where, washi tape, Bananafish Studios tab & flair. I also added in a second journaling square detailing my experience with diabetes. AE template there.
Right side: Nisa Fiin journal card, 7 Gypsies best card, Heidi Swapp labels, October Afternoon label, JIllibean Soup label.
Close-up of the girls at the last soccer game.
cute kids again.
Thanks for looking! I need to get caught up one of these days!